Michael Ondaatje

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Michael Ondaatje is a Poet, Fiction Writer, Essayist, Novelist, Editor, Filmmaker. Michael Ondaatje was born on Sunday, September 12, 1943, at Colombo, Ceylon (now at Sri Lanka). He is famous for his novel – The English Patient

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Poet, Fiction Writer, Essayist

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77 years, 5 months, 21 days, 19 hours, 44 minutes, 0 seconds.
28299 Total days

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Article Type: Biography
Category: Poet, Fiction Writer, Essayist
NameMichael Ondaatje
Real NamePhilip Michael Ondaatje
Pet / Nick NameNot Such
NationalityCanadian, Sri-Lankan
ProfessionPoet, Fiction Writer, Essayist, Novelist, Editor, Filmmaker
OriginMontreal, Quebec, Canada

Age, Dob, Birthplace, zodiac, star sign

Michael Ondaatje Age (Current)77 years 5 months 21 days old
Date Of Birth (DOB)-- 09/12/1943 (M/D/Y)
BirthplaceColombo, Ceylon (now, Sri Lanka)
Zodiac SignVIRGO
Star Sign (Nakshatra)Not Sure

Death Details

Alive Or DeadAlive
Date Of Death (DOD)-- (M/D/Y)
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Personality, Physical Appearance

Body, Height, Weight

Body TypeSlim
Body MeasurementsNot Known
Zero SizeN/A
Michael Ondaatje's Height5 feet 3 inches / 160 Centimeters
Weight56 kg / 123.48 lbs

Face Properties

Face ShapeOval
Eye ColourBrown Eyes
Nose TypeSharp
Hair ColourBlack.
Hair LengthMedium Length
Dimple StatusNo
BeardThick Beard


CharacterGood Human
PositiveKind, Humble
NegativeNot Known

Father / Mother, Family Details

Michael Ondaatje FatherMervyn Ondaatje
MotherDoris Gratiaen
No. Of. Brothers1
No. Of. Sisters1
Brother(s)Christopher Ondaatje (Philanthropist, Businessman, Author)
Sister(s)Gillian Ondaatje

Father – Mervyn Ondaatje

Mother – Doris Gratiaen

Brother – Christopher Ondaatje (Philanthropist, Businessman, Author)

Sister – Gillian Ondaatje

Relationship, Affairs, Wife / Husband, Girlfriends / Boyfriends

Michael Ondaatje Relationship StatusEngaged
Interested InFemale
Marital StatusMarried
Marital TypeNot Sure
SpouseWife - First Wife: Kim Ondaatje ; Second Wife: Linda Spalding (A Novelist and Academician)

Affairs/Girlfriends – Kim Jones, Linda Spalding

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Son / Daughter, Children Details

No.Of. Male Kids0
No.Of. Female Kids0

Children – 2 (Names Not Known) (with First Wife)

Caste, Religion, Community, Mother Tongue, Languages Known

ReligionNot Known
Michael Ondaatje's CasteFather - Not Known
Mother - Same As Fathers
CommunityNot Known
Mother TongueNot Revealed Yet
Languages KnownEnglish, Sinhala, Tamil

Address, Native, Hometown, Current City

Native / OriginMontreal, Quebec, Canada
Home TownMontreal, Quebec, Canada
Michael Ondaatje's Current CityMontreal, Quebec, Canada
AddressNot Known

Education, Qualification

SchoolDulwich College St. Thomas€™s College
CollegeUniversity of Toronto Queen's University Bishop's University
Michael Ondaatje's QualificationB. A. in English from the University of Toronto in 1965 M.A. from Queen’s University in 1967
Other Education NotesNot Known


Life Style

Does Michael Ondaatje, Consume Alcohol?Not Sure Yet
Does Michael Ondaatje, Smoke Cigarettes?Not Sure Yet
Will Drive?Yes
Is Michael Ondaatje, Swims?No
Is Michael Ondaatje, Yoga Practitioner?Not Sure Yet
Does Gym?No
Is Michael Ondaatje, a Jogger?Yes
Eating Habit?Non-Vegetarian

Hobbies, Interests

Michael Ondaatje's HobbiesPhotography, Movies
MusicJazz, Pop, Techno
SportsCricket, Football

His folks got isolated when he was only a newborn child.

Until the age of 11, his childhood was finished by his relatives, after which he went to his mom in England.

In 1962, he migrated to Montreal, Quebec where he sought after his tutoring.

While seeking after his college class at Bishop’s University, he was keen on composing verse, and he was once applauded for his idyllic capacity by his future guide, the artist D.G Jones.

After his examinations, at 24 years old, he started showing English at the University of Western Ontario, London.

Before long, he left this position since he was pressurized there to do PhD and moved to Glendon College, York University as an English writing educator.

His first gathering of extraordinary verse titled “The Dainty Monsters” was distributed in 1967.

He rose to noticeable quality after his novel-“Coming Through Slaughter” was imprinted in 1976, which opened the entryways of achievement for him.

In his 1982 diary titled “Running in the Family”, he communicated his unordinary battles of youth. His book was widely praised by the perusers.

In 1962, he met his first love, Kim Jones and got married with her two years after the fact. Lamentably, the couple separated later and  Ondaatje discharged an accumulation named Secular Love in 1984, which depicted the separation of his marriage.

His prominent work “The English Patient” is one of his remarkable works and he told that he went through six years recorded as a hard copy this book, out of which the most recent two years were spent making the whole structure.

Aside from composing verse and books, he is likewise a movie producer and has made 3 narrative movies during the 1970s-The Clinton Special: Sons of Captain Poetry (1970), A Film about the Farm Show (1974), and Carry On Crime and Punishment (1970).

In 2018, he was respected with the Man Booker Prize for his trailblazing work in the fiction from the most recent five decades.

Favourites and Preferences

Favourite ActorNot Known
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Favourite Song(s)Not Known
Favourite Sport(s)Not Known

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Net Worth, Earnings, Salary and Assets

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Honors, Awards

1965: Ralph Gustafson Award

1966: Epstein Award, E. J. Pratt Medal

1967: President’s Medal

1971: Governor General’s Literary Award for Fiction (Canada)

1980: Governor General’s Literary Award for Fiction (Canada)

1992: Governor General’s Literary Award for Fiction (Canada), Booker Prize for Fiction

2000: Giller Prize (Canada), Governor General’s Literary Award for Fiction (Canada), Kiriyama Pacific Rim Book Prize, Prix Médicis (France)

2007: Man Booker International Prize (nominee), Scotiabank Giller Prize

2008: Commonwealth Writers Prize (Caribbean and Canada Region, Best Book)

2018: Honoured with Golden Man Booker Prize





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